Friday, September 23, 2005

Where Are They Now

Today we feature Beth Ward.

Bob Brown, former owner and general manager of Today's THV, was manager of KARK back in 1968 when Beth first came to Little Rock from Virginia. She eventually became Tom Bonner's partner for the noon program 'Dailing for Dollars'.


Beth left KARK in 1986 and headed to Today's THV to host her own talk show. Her first shows featured many local radio and TV celebrities she had admired through her early years in television.

Then, when satellite technology arrived, it gave her the chance to expand her interviews to nationally and internationally known celebrities. As news became even more of a focus for KTHV, B.J. Sams was added to the mix, with Beth doing weather.

Earlier this year Beth retired after some 37 years on Arkansas tv.

What's she doing now? According to an article on Todaysthv.com Beth is waiting tables at her daughter’s new restaurant in Conway.

13 Comments:

At 12:43 AM, September 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great person, very sweet and a class act.

 
At 6:28 AM, September 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll have the chicken sald on rye, with ice tea please.

 
At 8:47 AM, September 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What kind of pie do you have?

 
At 10:42 AM, September 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still think of her as a Channel 4 employee dialing for dollars with Tom Bonner.

 
At 11:04 AM, September 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Classy lady - she reminds me of my childhood. I always prayed she would call me - and say I had won the amazing prize of $199....

 
At 2:08 PM, September 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back BETH! Channel 7 could stand to make her a sweet offer. Help that dreadful Daybreak mess.

 
At 3:13 PM, September 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beth looked good because, when she did TV, it was in black and white.

 
At 4:03 PM, September 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor had it she was a home wrecker years ago.

 
At 3:33 AM, September 24, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I was a teenager, my grandparents always got a kick out of hearing Beth and B.J. announce their anniversary on the noon show every year. One year, she sent them a note and a little picture. It meant a lot to them, and I've always appreciated it. God bless you, Beth, and thanks.

 
At 12:41 PM, September 26, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that rumors are bad.

 
At 2:59 PM, September 27, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I happen to know rumors, and they are nothing like your comments. Especially since this one is true.

 
At 3:44 PM, October 16, 2005, Blogger clittus said...

A complete mess - cried at the drop of a hat - always nervous - a freak about the ratings for her noon show - didn't realize THV is only getting a few $$'s for a spot --- typical small market mentality - got her feelings hurt when she was left out of a promo for the THV Met's. Not many people miss her at THV.

 
At 4:03 PM, October 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ruby Red Dress

 

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